Yorgo Bacanos
Γιώργος Μπατζανός

 
Biography

Yorgo Bacanos was born in Silivri near Istanbul in 1900. His father was of Greek gypsy descent, and was largely responsible for introducing the young Yorgo to music, presenting him with his first oud at the age of five. Yorgo soon left school to concentrate on music full-time, and he made is first public appearance in an Istanbul nightclub at the age of twelve. He soon went on to perform on Turkish Radio and played with the best musicians of his era, inluding Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Sadi Işılay and Zeki Müren in Turkey, and Um Kulthoum and Munir Bashir in the Arab world. Yorgo Bacanos also gave concerts in many European countries, and became one of the finest and best-known oud players of his time (alongside Udi Hrant) before his death in 1977.

 

Selected Recordings

Yorgo Bacanos 1900-1977
(Kalan CD066)

An excelent collection of archive recordings, which even includes a taksim by Bacanos on the piano! The CD can be bought direct from Kalan Music.

1. Selmek Taksim 4:21
2. Segâh Taksim 3:17
3. Mahur Şarkı ("Gülşen-i ezhar açtı") (Basmacı Abdi Efendi) 3:59
4. Mahur Taksim 3:23
5. Hüzzam Gazel ("Gözü dünya mı görür âşık-i didâr olanın") (Hafız Kemal) 3:34
6. Hüseynî Taksim 3:18
7. Nihavend Taksim 2:54
8. Hicazkâr Taksim (piyano ile) 3:01
9. Şedaraban Peşrev (iki hane) (Refik Fersan) 2:43
10. Hicaz Taksim 2:44
11. Mahur Taksim 1:13
12. Acemkürdî Taksim 5:39
13. Hüseynî Taksim 3:52
14. Sultanîyegâh Peşrev (iki hane) ve Sultanîyegâh Saz Semaisi (Kanunî Hacı Arif Bey) 5:38
15. Sûznak Oyun Havası (bestecisi bilinmiyor) 6:04
16. Nikriz Sirto (Refik Fersan) 6:37
17. Hicazkâr Taksim 3:13



Udi Yorgo Bacanos 1900-1977
(Traditional Crossroads CD4287)

This CD includes a number of rare radio recordings of Yorgo Bacanos that have been digitally remastered. The music ranges from vocal selections to ensemble pieces and solo taksimler, and is accompanied by comprehensive liner notes by Harold Hagopian. The CD can be bought direct from Traditional Crossroads.

1. Hüzzam Taksim 3:10
2. Rast Taksim 3:05
3. Hafız Kemal & Sadettin "Gulchen es haar" 3:36
4. Kürdilihicazkâr Peşrev (Tatyos Efendi) 6:42
5. Uşşak Taksim 3:12
6. Acemkurdi Taksim 5:28
7. Muhayyer Keman Taksim (Nubar Tekyay) 2:00
8. Muhayyer Saz Semai (Tanburi Cemil Bey) 3:21
9. Hüseynî Taksim 4:05
10. Rast Taksim 5:36
11. Hüzzam Şarkı (Safiye Ayla) 2:45
12. Hüseynî Taksim 3:44
13. Segah Taksim 3:18
14. Nihavent Taksim 3:22
15. Kemençe Taksim (Aleko Bacanos) 3:14
16. Hicazkâr Taksim 3:37
17. Nikriz Saz Semai (Refik Fersan) 6:13
18. Nihavent Taksim 3:02



Yorgo Bacanos'dan Ud Taksimleri
(Ulus Müzik)

A selection of Yorgo Bacanos's taksimler recorded between 1950 and 1953 for Istanbul Radio.

1. Mahur Taksim 2:31
2. Nihavend Taksim 4:46
3. Uşşak Taksim 3:52
4. Hicaz Taksim 1:48
5. Nişaburek Taksim 2:14
6. Saba Taksim 1:38
7. Suzinak Taksim 2:05
8. Rast Taksim 4:07
9. Uşşak Taksim 3:05
10. Hisarbuselik Taksim 2:22
11. Buselik Taksim 2:20
12. Muhayyer Taksim 3:51
13. Rast Taksim 3:09
14. Suzinak Taksim 4:27
15. Uşşak Taksim 4:56
16. Kürdilihicazkar Taksim 2:44
17. Segah Taksim 1:42
18. Muhayyer Taksim 3:11
19. Selmek Taksim 4:13
20. Hicazkar Taksim 1:43
21. Rast Taksim 3:10
22. Hicaz Taksim 1:55
23. Nihavend Taksim 2:59

 


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